[aprssig] Actually, the WIDE2-1,WIDE1-1 solution!

William McKeehan mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Fri Apr 1 13:36:22 EST 2005

The home stations know that if they hear packets then the tracked station is
in the sticks.

What if the stations all use WIDE2-2, home stations listen for 10 seconds or
something to see if the big digi also heard it, if unheard, digi's it with a

If home stations generally run on PC's and not dumb TNC's, then the software
should be able to be updated for something like this pretty simply.


On Fri, April 1, 2005 1:29 pm, Wes Johnston said:
> Whoa Nelly....
> What happens when the digi in the next town digipeats a packet that is
> W2-2?  it comes out as W2-1, and my home station will digipeat
> it....along with everyone else's... not good.
> Wes
> Robert Bruninga wrote:
>>>>>bruninga at usna.edu 4/1/05 12:41:46 PM >>>
>>>>That is why my WIDE0-1,WIDE1-1 seems like it should
>>>>work fine. ...
>>BUT IT WONT WORK.  Just tried it and the KPC-3
>>doesnt like the "WIDE0-1".  OK, so I tried the following
>>and it *does* work!    So here would be the proposal
>>for those areas that still want to have lots of home-digis.
>>1) We eliminate RELAY completely.
>>2) Any FILL-IN digi that used to be a RELAY if it really is
>>    needed, will change his RELAY alias to "WIDE2-1"
>>3) All DIGIS eliminate RELAY and fully support WIDEn-N
>>4) The recommended 2 hop mobile path in these areas is:
>>All DIGIS and all fill-in home WIDE2-1 digis will respond
>>to the first hop and only the real digis will respond to the
>>following WIDE1-1.
>>And in the remote areas where 3 hops are acceptible
>>then mobiles can use the WIDE2-1,WIDE2-2 path if
>>they really think they are that important.
>>But remember, this is ONLY For those areas that still think
>>that home station digis are required in their area.  I don't
>>think in most of the USA this is really needed so the general
>>recommendation for mobiles remains just WIDE2-2 or maybe
>>WIDE3-3 out in the real boonies.   And if locals want then
>>they can support the WIDE2-1 home digis.
>>But lets get rid of the multiplication DUPE problem of RELAY
>>now...  This new idea of replaceing it with the home station
>>alias of WIDE2-1 should  make those areas happy, and let
>>the rest of us get on with the job of eliminating the dupe
>>multiplying RELAY...
>>Will this work?
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